In a time of ancient gods, ruthless warlords and capricious kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess forged in the heat of battle. Together with her sidekick Gabrielle in tow, Xena battles barbarians, overcomes oppressors and defeats demigods to protect the innocent and fight for peace in ancient Greece. Combining the series' trademark humor and dark mythological drama with Lucy Lawless' fiery and sexy persona, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESSΤ completely redefined the role of the female action hero on television.
Xena: Warrior Princess began as a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, premiering as a series in 1995. In its first season, the adventures of this formidable female fighter became the most popular new syndicated series on television, with ratings that exceeded even those of Baywatch. Nominated for six Emmy Awards, the series was honored for Outstanding Music Composition in 2000. During its original run of six seasons, Xena aired over 130 episodes, and with its stablemate Hercules, built a fiercely loyal cult following with legions of devoted fans that spawned nearly 1,500 websites, hundreds of individually licensed properties and conventions around the world. For further Xena information please go to the official Xena website www.xenacatalog.com
In a collection of episodes like no other, Xena's extraordinary fifth season ratchets up the intrigue with a spellbinding episode-to-episode storyline built upon the Warrior Princess' shocking discovery that she's carrying a child of unknown origins. Davis-Anderson Merchandising Corp and Anchor Bay Entertainment present the DVD debut of the newest collection of legendary Xena adventures with the must-own Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Five collection.
From the season opener, "Fallen Angel," through the explosive season-closer, "Motherhood," Xena's inexplicable pregnancy fuels a frenzy of attacks and counter-attacks between the mortal and immortal worlds. Finally, the mind-blowing truth behind Xena's unborn child's identity and who the child becomes is revealed. Highlighted by classic episodes like, "Chakram," and the musical "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire," Season Five on DVD is a must for any Xena fan!
The exciting ten-disc boxed set of Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Five, includes hours of exhilarating bonus features and exclusive supplemental materials:
Interviews with Actors, Producers, Writers, Directors and Costume Designers including: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Michael Hurst, Rob Tapert, Hudson Leick, Ted Raimi, R.J. Stewart, Steven L. Sears, Donald Duncan, Robert Field, Jane Holland and many more!
Audio commentaries with Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Executive Producer Rob Tapert and Co-Producer Chris Manheim
Alternate Director's cuts and deleted scenes
Special Featurette Bringing Monsters to Life: Part 2
Special Featurette 100th episode B-roll footage with never-before-seen on set footage
Production drawings and sketches
FALLEN ANGEL (Audio Commentary/Video Commentary Eric Gruendemann, RJ Stewart), (Interviews Hudson Leick, Jane Holland, RJ Stewart)
CHAKRAM (Interviews - -Doug Lefler, Chris Manheim, Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor)
ANIMAL ATTRACTION (Interviews Rick Jacobson, Chris Manheim, Donald Duncan)
THEM BONES, THEM BONES (Interviews Eric Gruendemann, Donald Duncan, Rob Field)
BACK IN THE BOTTLE (Interviews Rick Jacobson, Jane Holland, John Cavill)
SEEDS OF FAITH (Audio Commentary/Video Commentary Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor), (Interviews Hudson Leick, Robert Tapert, Donald Duncan)
LYRE, LYRE, HEARTS ON FIRE (Interviews Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adam Armus & Kay Foster)
GOD FEARING CHILD (Interviews Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor, Phillip Sgriccia, Donald Duncan)
ETERNAL BONDS (Interviews Chris Manheim)
AMPHIPOLIS UNDER SIEGE
MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (Interviews Rob Tapert, Eric Gruendemann, Donald Duncan, Jane Holland)
LIFEBLOOD (Interviews Rob Tapert, Michael Hurst, RJ Stewart, Jane Holland)
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Audio Commentary/Video Commentary Renee O'Connor, Rob Tapert, Lucy Lawless, Michael Hurst), (Interviews - Josephine Davison, RJ Stewart, Donald Duncan)
LOOKING DEATH IN THE EYE
LIVIA (Interviews Adrienne Wilkinson, William Gregory Lee, Rick Jacobson, Chris Manheim)
EVE (Interviews - William Gregory Lee, Adrienne Wilkinson, RJ Stewart, Chris Manheim)
MOTHERHOOD (Audio Commentary/Video Commentary Rob Tapert & Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor), (Interviews - Josephine Davison, Rick Jacobson, Adrienne Wilkinson, Rob Field, William Gregory Lee)
Gabrielle Wardrobe Renee O'Connor costume fitting (Approx. 5 min.)
Bringing Monsters to Life at K.N.B. EFX Group Special Effects make up house K.N.B. EFX Group takes the viewer on a ride through monsters, blood and makeup exposing the secrets behind creating some of the most memorable TV monsters and make up effects moments. (approx. 10min)
100th episode B-Roll See behind the scenes raw footage of all the cast and crew while shooting Seeds of Faith, the monumental 100th Xena episode. (Approx. 30 min.)
Alternate Cuts Director's and Editor's cuts of the episodes; Motherhood and Animal Attraction (approx. 30 min.)
"Best Buy" Interviews Exclusive bonus interviews with cast and crew including Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Robert Tapert, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Eric Gruendemann, Liz Friedman and many more. (Approx. 30 min.)
CD-ROM features including:
Actor, director and writer Biographies
Extensive original production designs and sketches
Here are some multimedia excerpts:
The Sais of Gabrielle
Gabrielle the Fighter
Xena and Ares
Doing a Musical
The Auckland Dance Company
Beyond Character Acting
Another Brother for Joxer
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For those interested, the answers to the questions are:
What is the prize in the battle of the bands? Terpsichore's lyre
What is Livia's relationship to Xena? Eve, now named Livia, is Xena's daughter
Who played a recurring character on Melrose Place? Hudson Leick
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